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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 840-12
October 22, 2012

Flag Officer Assignments

            The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced today the following assignments: 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Sean R. Filipowski, will be assigned as director of intelligence, J2, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md.  Filipowski is currently serving as deputy director of operations, J3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md. 

            Rear Admiral (lower half) Randall M. Hendrickson, will be assigned as commander, Navy Air and Missile Defense Command and program executive, Aegis BMD, Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Va.  Hendrickson is currently serving as Deputy Director, Missile Defense Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va. 

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Kevin J. Kovacich, will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Twelve, Norfolk, Va.  Kovacich is currently serving as associate director, Assessment Division, N81D, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, DC.  

            Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael C. Manazir, who has been selected for the rank of rear admiral, will be assigned as commander, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Fallon, Nev.  Manazir is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Norfolk, Va.

           Correction:  Oct. 24, 2012 -- Rear Adm. Hendrickson will also be assigned as commander, Navy Air and Missile Defense Command, Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Va.